Travis has a host of offers

Reid Travis is an elite student to go along with being an excellent basketball player, and the offers keep on piling up for the four-star power forward.

Class of 2014 four-star prospect Reid Travis is in the middle of an excellent junior year. The Minneapolis (Minn.) De La Salle product is one of the top power forwards in the nation and is putting up some impressive numbers.

According to Travis' AAU coach with Minnesota Pump N Run, Tom Kroschell, it has been an outstanding year for the power forward.

"He's been leading the Twin Cities area with around 28.5 points per game this year," said Kroschell. "He is the leading scorer in the Metro area, so he is having an excellent season and has been putting up good numbers."

Kroschell describes the 6-foot-8 and 215 pound Travis as a "workout warrior", and says that he has really been working hard to improve his game.

"I think he wants to extend his game out a little bit," Kroschell explained. "It is pretty well known that he is a beast inside and he uses his body extremely well. What I have seen from him this year is he has extended his game out. He is shooting it well from the mid-range and he was three for three from three point range last week."

When it comes his recruitment Travis has offers from Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan State, Penn State, Northwestern, Iowa, Iowa State, Colorado, Arizona, Washington State, USC, Boston College, Harvard, Butler, Baylor, and North Carolina State.

Also recent interest has come in from UCLA, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, New Mexico, and Miami.

While there is no shortage of interest in Travis, Kroschell says that he hasn't had much of a chance to make unofficial visits.

"He has been to the University of Minnesota a number of times," said Kroschell. "He lives less than 10 blocks from Minnesota's campus so it is an easy commute for him and he has been to a number of games. I know he wanted to get down to Iowa State as well, but they had a lot of Saturday games this year so there has been a lot of conflict. His schedule has just conflicted with him being able to make a lot of visits, but a lot of schools have been in to see him."

While Travis and his family are taking things slowly, one thing is for sure, more than just basketball will play into the decision.

"His family is very academic oriented as evidenced by his older brother being at Harvard," said Kroschell. "He's the kind of kid who really puts in a lot of work in the classroom. He is really committed to academics and I think the academic piece is going to play a fairly large role in his decision."


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